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Defending FDA: Agency Requires Critical Funding To Protect Consumer Health, Safety
Executive Director of the National Consumers League
Consumers can't be blamed for clicking on these advertisements in attempts to find the best deals available for themselves and their families. But oftentimes these sites are distribution centers for unregulated, illegally imported, and even counterfeit prescription medications.
How China's Anti-Graft Purge May Shake Its Global Health Work
Aspen New Voices Fellowship
A communications and advocacy program created at the Aspen Ins...
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to spend $12 billion over the next 15 years to help the United Nations achieve its goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 signals that Beijing is eager to claim a bigger role in the world of international development.
Blood, Pills, and Black Markets
Donna A. Patterson
author. speaker. associate professor of history. director of a...
Recent reports illuminate a growing black market trade in blood from Ebola survivors. Those with the desire and resources are buying blood in hopes of curing current infections or stockpiling for future infections.
Invention Could Scope Out Fake Medicine
Amanda L. Chan
Internet Drugs Can Kill
President and CEO, American Consumer Institute Center for Citi...
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 97 percent of the Internet pharmacies it examined are not compliant with federal or state laws as well as industry standards.
Gambling With Your Health: The Dangers Of Counterfeit Drugs
Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Pfizer Global Security
Boric acid. Lead paint. Floor wax. Rat poison. You might expect to find these under your sink, but these substances have also made dangerous appearances where you would least suspect: in counterfeit medicines.
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Muhammad H. Zaman
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
A major public hospital in a big city hands out recognized and branded drugs to chronic heart patients. 48 hours later several dozen of these patients are dead. No, this is not from Crichton's unfinished manuscript. There is no fiction here, this is reality.
Counterfeit Prescription Drugs a Growing Threat (VIDEO)
President, News and Guts Media
It is becoming increasingly obvious that there are organized operations making thousands of fake pills. The final destination for most of these syndicates' fakes? Africa.
Importing Cheaper, Foreign-Produced Drugs Is Too Risky for American Consumers
Economist, author and public policy commentator
Opening medicine distribution to massive imports from foreign-based producers will create enormous opportunities for unscrupulous sellers of unsafe medicines in America.
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